Blood on the Table: The Greatest Cases of New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner

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Penguin, 2008 - True Crime - 330 pages
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For almost a century, New York City's Office of the Chief Medical Examiner has presided over the dead. Over the years, the OCME has endured everything-political upheavals, ghastly murders, bloody gang wars, the 9/11 terrorist attacks, and non-stop battles for power and influence-and remains the final authority in cases of sudden, unexplained, or violent death.

Founded in 1918, the OCME has evolved over decades of technological triumphs and all-too human failure to its modern-day incarnation as the foremost forensics lab in the world, investigating an average caseload of over 15,000 suspicious deaths a year. This is the behind-the-scenes chronicle of public service and private vendettas, of blood in the streets and back-room bloodbaths, and of the criminal cases that made history and headlines.

 

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In its ninety years, the OCME of New York City has investigated over one million deaths and earned recognition as "the finest facility of its kind in North America, and as good as any in the world ... Read full review

Contents

THE EARLY YEARS
7
A QUIET HAND ON THE TILLER
60
A TOWERING PRESENCE
104
THE BRUTAL DECADE
154
A SURGICAL REMOVAL
197
THE POISONED CHALICE
239
THE DARKEST HOUR
283
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Colin Evans is a veteran writer specializing in forensics. His books include The Casebook of Forensic Detection: How Science Solved 100 of the World's Most Baffling Crimes, and A Question of Evidence: The Casebook of Great Forensic Controversies from Napoleon to O.J. He resides in England.

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